Miscellaneous Patents (Class 83/701)
  • Patent number: 8915170
    Abstract: A table saw includes a workpiece support surface and a laser apparatus. The workpiece support surface defines a blade opening through which a cutting blade is configured to extend. The laser apparatus is configured to emit a laser light away from the workpiece support surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventor: Jan Koegel
  • Patent number: 8813623
    Abstract: An assembly for coping and mounting trim molding is provided. A trim holding device for mounting a finish trim molding and a coping device are provided. The coping device includes a platform, having a back, into which to place a finish trim molding for coping and cutting, and a blade assembly having a cutter blade and configured to be manually actuated by a lever. The blade assembly is adjustable and is configured to rotate. The cutter blade is configured specifically to a size and a shape of the finish trim molding to be cut and coped. The mounting device includes a bracket, having a pair of mounting flanges, configured for placement along a wall. The bracket and flanges form generally an “F” shape trim holding device. The flanges are configured to securely hold a finish trim molding without the use of nails, glues, and adhesives.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Inventor: Gregory Scott Armacost
  • Patent number: 8616102
    Abstract: A table saw includes a workpiece support surface and a laser apparatus. The workpiece support surface defines a blade opening through which a cutting blade is configured to extend. The laser apparatus is configured to emit a laser light away from the workpiece support surface. A laser support element having an upper portion above the workpiece support surface and a lower portion below the workpiece support surface, and the laser apparatus is connected to the lower portion, and the reflective surface is positioned on the upper portion to reflect the laser light toward the support surface to visually indicate a position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventor: Jan Koegel
  • Patent number: 8607679
    Abstract: A laminate flooring saw system which can be used for both rip cuts and miter cuts in one embodiment includes a first power switch proximate the saw and movable with the saw along a support arm; a second power switch that is not movable with the saw along the support arm; and a third switch movable between a first position wherein application of energy to the saw is dependent upon the position of the second power switch and independent of the position of the first power switch and a second position wherein application of energy to the saw is dependent upon the position of both the first power switch and the second power switch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Christopher Heflin, Gregg M. Mangialardi, Cui Ke, Matthew M. Rybka, P. Sean Gallagher, Bryan M. Shova, Donald J. Staufenberg
  • Patent number: 8499673
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods and apparatus for self-sharpening micro surgical blades, knives and assemblies including those having a cutting edge that is less than 500 angstroms thick where the cutting edge is an exposed section of a thin planar layer or region that is supported on one or both sides by a material having a higher wear rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: MynoSys Cellular Devices, Inc.
    Inventor: Christopher Guild Keller
  • Patent number: 8495943
    Abstract: To cut a backed ply material with an ultrasonic blade, an anvil is utilized to provide support. The backed ply material travels in a first direction, the ultrasonic blade includes a tip, and the ultrasonic blade is operable to travel along a path. This path is oriented in a transverse manner relative to the first direction. The anvil includes a rigid base for securing the anvil to a cutting assembly and a surface coinciding with the path. The surface is secured to the base. The anvil further includes a groove disposed upon the surface. This groove is in cooperative alignment with the tip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2013
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: Richard B. Evans
  • Patent number: 8387502
    Abstract: A cutting system includes a cutting assembly and an anvil. The cutting assembly includes an ultrasonic cutting tool having a stylus with a tip and an actuator to move the tip along a path. The path is oriented in a transverse manner relative to movement of a backed ply material. The anvil includes a rigid base for securing the anvil to the cutting assembly and a surface coinciding with the path. The system is configured to drive the tip into the surface and draw the tip along the path to generate a groove disposed upon the surface. The groove being in cooperative alignment with the tip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: Richard B. Evans
  • Publication number: 20120017737
    Abstract: A power saw includes a table configured to receive a workpiece, a saw blade and motor assembly, and a linear guide mechanism operatively connected to the table and being configured to pivotally support the saw blade and motor assembly. The linear guide mechanism enables movement of the saw blade and motor assembly along a predetermined linear path in a forward or a rearward direction at a constant level, and includes a first link and a second link pivotally connected by a first hinge connection. The first and second links enable the linear guide mechanism to maintain the saw blade and motor assembly at the constant level. The power saw further includes a locking mechanism which is fixed to the first hinge connection for locking the linear guide mechanism to prevent the saw blade and motor assembly from being moved along the predetermined linear path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2011
    Publication date: January 26, 2012
    Applicant: Robert Bosch Tool Corporation
    Inventors: Jie Liu, Adam Thomas
  • Publication number: 20110017041
    Abstract: Embodiments are disclosed for a power table saw assembly that comprises a frame configured to retain a motor assembly for driving a rotatable blade, a table top assembly having a top surface with an opening through which a rotating blade can extend provided on the frame, and a base for supporting the frame thereon. A foldable extension table is pivotally connected to an axle fixedly provided in the base, for supporting a workpiece. The extension table is configured to be folded and pivoted about the axle to be stored within the base when the extension table is not in use. In one embodiment, the axle is provided in the rear of the base and generally perpendicular to the blade, so that the extension table can support a workpiece from the table top downstream of the blade. In another embodiment, the axle is provides on one side of the base and generally parallel to the blade, so that the extension table can support a workpiece that extends beyond the table top to one side of the blade.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2009
    Publication date: January 27, 2011
    Applicants: Credo Technology Corporation, Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventor: Andrew Frolov
  • Publication number: 20110000081
    Abstract: An underwater cutting device for the handle of MTR plate-type fuel has a housing that has an accommodation space for a feed pneumatic cylinder to drive a slidable base for lateral movement. And in front of the accommodation space there is a cutting chamber. A primary motor is located on the slidable base to drive the saw blade inside the cutting chamber to move and cut laterally with the slidable base that is driven by the feed pneumatic cylinder. A positioning block is located on the side with the housing and in the moving path of the saw blade. In the positioning block there is an accommodation space to hold the MTR plate-type fuel. Above the positioning block there is at least a pressing pneumatic cylinder to immobilize the MTR plate-type fuel and facilitate the saw blade to cut and remove the handle of MTR plate-type fuel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2009
    Publication date: January 6, 2011
    Inventors: WEN-CHEN LEE, Ling-Huan Chiao
  • Publication number: 20100139470
    Abstract: A tool system is provided that has a stamp or punch adapter including eccentrically positioned stamp receptacles. This system permits a simple exchange of tool inserts in the stamp adapter. These tool inserts are also usable in another tool system. The system also permits combining the stamp adapter with a stamp shaft, which can also be used in another tool system. These features permit stamping (and punching) with minimal tooling and retooling efforts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2009
    Publication date: June 10, 2010
    Applicant: TRUMPF WERKZEUGMASCHINEN GMBH + CO. KG
    Inventors: Stefan Buettner, Wolfgang Laib
  • Publication number: 20100107845
    Abstract: A cutting disc core for a circular shaped saw blade which has a circular shaped body which has a center hole and a circular peripheral edge upon which is to be mounted a plurality of spaced apart cutting segments that is to perform the cutting of the saw blade. Surrounding the center hole and formed within the body of the blade is a cut out of a five-sided shape that can be described as a square with rounded corners and with one corner sliced at an angle to leave a fifth side with sharply defined edges. On one or more sides of the five-sided shaped cut out is found one or more pair of radially extending members that together form a break in the continuous shape of the five sided “square” with there being a solid tab that is integrally connected to the body located between each pair of radially extending members. The tab constitutes a frangible seal with the five-sided shape which is formed about the center hole to be removable by being forcibly physically separated from the body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2008
    Publication date: May 6, 2010
    Inventor: Kevin Baron
  • Publication number: 20100101389
    Abstract: A quick-release mechanism for use in a saw machine includes a mounting member, which has a locating notch and a retaining notch, a connection member, which has a positioning surface for abutting against one side of the mounting member and a rod engageable into the locating notch, and a locking member. The locking member includes a pivot member pivotally connected to the connection member, a retaining device, and a handle operable to move the locking member relative to the connection member between a locking position, where the retaining device engages the retaining notch to lock the connection member to the mounting member, and an unlocking position, where the retaining device is disengaged from the retaining notch for enabling the rod of the connection member to be moved into and out of the locating notch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2009
    Publication date: April 29, 2010
    Applicant: Rexon Industrial Corp., Ltd.
    Inventor: Cheng-Hung CHIU
  • Publication number: 20100101391
    Abstract: A quick-release mechanism for use in a saw machine includes a mounting member, which has a locating hole and a positioning notch, and a connection member, which has a base attachable to one side of the mounting member. The connection member also includes a retaining block that is movable into and out of the locating hole when set in a first position and secured to the locating hole when moved with the base to a second position. The connection member further includes a positioning block that is maintained spaced from the positioning notch when the retaining block is in the first position, or that engages the positioning notch when the retaining block is moved with the base to the second position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2009
    Publication date: April 29, 2010
    Applicant: Rexon Industrial Corp., Ltd.
    Inventor: Cheng-Hung CHIU
  • Publication number: 20100101388
    Abstract: A quick-release mechanism for use in a saw machine includes a mounting member, which has a top side and a retaining slot adjacent to the top side, a connection member, which has an opening for attaching to the top side of the mounting member, and a locking member, which has a pivot portion pivotally connected to the connection member. A lever extends from the pivot portion and is operable to move the pivot portion relative to the connection member. An engagement portion joined to the pivot portion is movable with the pivot portion into or out of the retaining slot to lock the connection member to the mounting member or to unlock the connection member from the mounting member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2009
    Publication date: April 29, 2010
    Applicant: Rexon Industrial Corp., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jung-Huo CHEN
  • Publication number: 20100101390
    Abstract: A quick-release mechanism for use in a saw machine includes a mounting member, which has a first surface, a second surface and a locating notch. A connection member has an inner positioning surface for abutting against the first surface of the mounting member and an insertion block extending from the inner positioning surface and is insertable into the locating notch of the mounting member. A locking device has a pivot member pivotally connected to the insertion block, an engagement portion connected to the pivot member corresponding to the second surface of the mounting member and a finger strip operable to move the engagement portion between a first position where the engagement portion is at an inner side of the insertion block and a second position where the engagement portion extends over the second surface of the mounting member to lock the connection member to the mounting member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2009
    Publication date: April 29, 2010
    Applicant: Rexon Industrial Corp., Ltd.
    Inventor: Cheng-Hung CHIU
  • Publication number: 20100037744
    Abstract: A saw blade including a base and a plurality of teeth extending generally outwardly from the base. At least one of the plurality of teeth comprises a first and a second portion. The first portion includes a cutting tip having an initial rake angle and the second portion includes a cutting tip having a second rake angle greater than the initial rake angle. The second portion is disposed closer to the base than the first portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2009
    Publication date: February 18, 2010
    Applicant: THE L.S. STARRETT COMPANY
    Inventors: Keith Mabon, Andrew Lee
  • Publication number: 20100011922
    Abstract: An apparatus for cutting food product includes an ultrasonic resonant horn. A reciprocating cutting tool is mounted with respect to the ultrasonic resonant horn, and includes a plurality of longitudinally oriented first cutting blades and a plurality of transversely oriented second cutting blades. Each second cutting blade is positioned between and connected with adjacent first cutting blades. Also disclosed is a method for forming a plurality of food product cubes from a food product base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2009
    Publication date: January 21, 2010
    Inventor: Roberto Capodieci
  • Publication number: 20090288531
    Abstract: In a method for the removal of punch waste on punching, in particular punching using knife attachment cutting, in which, for the production by means of a punch blade of a punched opening in a workpiece supported at the end face of a cylindrical anvil, a part of the workpiece is punched out and the punched out part lies before its removal on a base, in particular a resilient base, movable axially in the cylindrical anvil, the movable base is retracted together with the punched out part into the cylindrical anvil up to and into the region of a lateral ejection opening provided in the cylindrical anvil and the punched out part supported on the retracted base is subsequently ejected through the ejection opening by loading with a corresponding force transversely to the axial direction. In addition, an apparatus for the carrying out of the method is set forth.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2009
    Publication date: November 26, 2009
    Applicant: Maschinenfabrik Spaichingen GmbH
    Inventor: Timo Steimer
  • Patent number: 7563155
    Abstract: A cutting apparatus includes a blade mount supporting a first ultrasonic transducer for imparting ultrasonic vibrations to a cutting blade. The blade mount includes an annular flange having a grip surface on an outer circumferential side surface thereof for gripping the cutting blade, a first ultrasonic transducer housing portion for housing the first ultrasonic transducer, and a hollow cylindrical mount boss having a fitting hole fitting over the spindle. The annular flange has a plurality of through holes defined therein between the first ultrasonic transducer housing portion and the mount boss. A blade grip flange has a fitting hole fitted over the mount boss, a grip surface on an outer circumferential side surface thereof for gripping the cutting blade, a second ultrasonic transducer housing portion for housing a second ultrasonic transducer, and a plurality of through holes defined therein between the second ultrasonic transducer housing portion and the fitting hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2009
    Assignee: Disco Corporation
    Inventors: Souu Kumagai, Fumiteru Tashino
  • Publication number: 20090165619
    Abstract: A tyre cutting apparatus includes a body member defining a mounting formation for mounting to a support structure. A cutting assembly is supported by the body member. The cutting assembly comprises a control member and a cutting unit, for cutting the tyre. The control member effects positional variation of the cutting unit relative to the body member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2007
    Publication date: July 2, 2009
    Applicant: ENTIRE SOLUTIONS LTD
    Inventors: D'Arcy Shane Lacey, D'Arcy Michael Lacey
  • Publication number: 20090100975
    Abstract: A rotary cutting apparatus includes a rotary cutter and a cooperating anvil roll, each including a center arbour, a peripheral sleeve, and an intermediate sleeve disposed radially between the peripheral sleeve and the arbour. The intermediate sleeve of either the rotary cutter on the anvil roll, or both can be formed of a material for vibration damping, thermal insulation, thermal conduction, weight increase and/or weight reduction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2008
    Publication date: April 23, 2009
    Inventors: Gilbert Grenier, Jacques Secondi, Lillian Monteil
  • Publication number: 20080245200
    Abstract: There is described a control system for an electrically powered saw of the type incorporating a table through which the blade of the saw passes. The control system comprises a clamping mechanism (16, 16a) having clamping members (18, 20) counter-rotatable relative to one another to clamp the blade (4) in use to stop travel of the blade in event of an operator coming into electrical contact with the blade during use of the saw. The control system monitors for an electrical signal conducted between the operator and the blade or the blade and the operator upon contact of the operator with the blade.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2006
    Publication date: October 9, 2008
    Applicant: BLADESTOP PTY LIMITED
    Inventor: Clyde Mark Campbell
  • Publication number: 20070251362
    Abstract: A device for processing workpieces using ultrasound, comprises an ultrasound oscillating structure and an anvil with a counter tool, wherein the ultrasound oscillating structure has an ultrasound sonotrode which can be moved by a carriage in the axial direction thereof and in the direction of the counter tool. A force storage is provided for the counter tool to urge the counter tool with a force towards the ultrasound sonotrode. The invention also concerns a method for operating such a device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2007
    Publication date: November 1, 2007
    Applicant: Herrmann Ultraschalltechnik GmbH & Co.KG
    Inventor: Ulrich Vogler
  • Patent number: 7096770
    Abstract: There is provided an optical recording medium-manufacturing apparatus that is capable of accurately transferring a disk-shaped apparatus during a manufacturing process, and at the same time occupies a small installation area. A control section causes a cut-forming machine installed at a cut-forming location to form a cut in a resin layer of a disk-shaped substrate, then causes an indexing mechanism to rotate a transfer stage to thereby transfer the disk-shaped substrate formed with the cut to a central hole-forming location, and then causes a punching machine to punch a central hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2006
    Assignee: TDK Corporation
    Inventors: Junichi Ide, Haruhiko Yamaguchi, Takeshi Umega, Futoshi Kobayashi, Tsuyoshi Itoh, Yoshimi Yodogawa, Mamoru Usami
  • Patent number: 6871572
    Abstract: A drive device for generating oscillations, especially for the blade of a microtome, with a power generator and a power transmission element, which with the power generator is movable in a predetermined oscillation direction (S), whereby the power generator includes a combination of a permanent magnet part and a coil part, whereof one part is fixed stationary on a holder and the other part on the power transmission element, respectively, and the power transmission element is formed by a vibrational arm, which is fixed at one end to the holder and which is elastically bendable in the oscillation direction and still in all other directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2005
    Assignee: Max-Planck-Geselleschaft zur Forderung der Wissenschaften
    Inventors: Bernhard Häussler, Rolf Rödel, Josef Pauli
  • Patent number: 6799356
    Abstract: A machine having a machine tool operatively connected thereto by manually manipulatable fastening members. A fastening member receiving and retaining device is adapted for placement beneath the machine tool for catching fastening members when inadvertently dropped. A device for temporary attachment to the machine or machine adjacent surface, and a flexible cable device are provided for connecting the fastening member receiving and retaining device to the for temporary attachment. The flexible cable device is adapted to be manually positioned and shaped and to retain its shape and position in a self-sustaining manner while holding the fastening member receiving and retaining device beneath the machine tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2004
    Inventor: Javier Sanchez
  • Publication number: 20040107807
    Abstract: In a process for cutting sections from a probe for microscopic analysis, an ultramicrotome device is used having a blade with a cutting edge, the cutting edge extending at least approximately in a first direction. The process includes the steps of: vibrating said blade in the first direction; and moving the blade relative to the probe to be cut in a second direction, the second direction being perpendicular to the first direction. This eliminates, or at least strongly reduces, compression of the cut sections.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2003
    Publication date: June 10, 2004
    Inventor: Daniel Studer
  • Publication number: 20040107817
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for reconditioning tires while on lift trucks where a cutting tool is mounted to the lift truck and brought in contact with the tire and the tire is rotated, thereby removing material to return the tire to a more circular shape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2003
    Publication date: June 10, 2004
    Inventor: Gale L. Sindt
  • Patent number: 6732627
    Abstract: A power tool including a motor, a housing having first and second holes, and first and second plugs disposed within the first and second holes, respectively, the first and second plugs each connectable to a belt. One of the first plug and the belt has a hole and the other of the first plug and the belt has a hook insertable into the hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2004
    Assignee: Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventors: Brian P. Wattenbach, Richard J. Jemison
  • Patent number: 6619173
    Abstract: This fiber chopper overcomes the disadvantages of the previous cutting rollers for chopping continuous filaments. The apparatus includes a means for feeding continuous fibers to a vibrating cutting blade. The vibrating blades engage the continuous fiber and chops them into discrete fiber lengths. A vibrating head vibrates the cutting blades through a vibrating table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2003
    Assignee: Masco Corporation Taylor
    Inventor: Jay Bellasalma
  • Patent number: 6568308
    Abstract: A work table with a portable table saw support including a table portion comprised of a pair of elongated horizontal segments positioned in a spaced and parallel orientation. The horizontal segments each include a central section and opposed end sections. The table portion includes a table top secured between the central sections of the horizontal segments whereby empty space exists between corresponding opposed end sections of the horizontal segments. The table portion includes a pair of inverted generally U-shaped legs foldably secured to the table top for elevating the table portion when in an extended orientation. The legs fold against the table top in a closed orientation. The opposed end sections allow a portable table saw to be placed therebetween for elevated use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2003
    Inventor: Wesley Ricker
  • Patent number: 6539831
    Abstract: A circular power saw includes a saw base having a stand and a table on the stand, and a tool rack coupled to one side of the stand and turned between the open position and the close position for keeping tools.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2003
    Assignee: Durq Machinery Corp.
    Inventor: Peter Huang
  • Patent number: 6467385
    Abstract: One side of an access panel is trimmed while an opposite side of the panel is secured in an opening between skin sheets on the underside of an aircraft wing. The trimming apparatus includes a frame secured to one of the skin sheets with a rail extending along an edge of the opening and a trim saw assembly slideable along the rail. The frame can be secured in position by several vacuum cups, and can include index flanges engageable against an edge of the opening for precise positioning of the rail and the trim saw assembly carried thereby.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2002
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: James N. Buttrick, Alan Ray Merkley, Philip Marten Wright
  • Patent number: 6431241
    Abstract: A Roll-fed labeling apparatus is disclosed which includes a delivery means for delivering a label web to a rotary cutting drum, and one or more cutting assemblies located on the cutting drum providing cutting means for cutting with a slicing action the web into individual labels while the web is held by a relatively negative pressure on the circumferential surface of the drum. Each of the cutting assemblies comprises a piston arranged to move the cutting means along a slot on the cutting drum to enable the slicing action to take place. The slicing action is not dependent upon a surface auxiliary to the cutting means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2002
    Assignee: Carmichael (Scotland) Limited
    Inventor: Rick Gonzalo
  • Patent number: 6397948
    Abstract: A load limiting break away arrangement for a subsea umbilical includes telescoping inner and outer bodies. The inner body includes multiple cross-bored holes; the outer body has slotted openings on its top and bottom sides. A shearing blade is positioned at one end of a top slot of the outer body. Individual umbilical tubes pass through a bottom slot of the outer body, through individual holes in the inner body and out a top slot of the outer body for attachment to multiple quick connect couplers on an umbilical termination head of an Umbilical Termination Assembly (UTA) and of an Electro-Hydraulic Distribution Module (EHDM). Tension resistant actuation members run between the UTA and EHDM so that when a snag of an umbilical occurs, the inner and outer bodies are pulled apart and the tubes are severed one by one by the blade of the outer body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 1999
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2002
    Assignee: FMC Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael R. Williams, John A. Johansen, Christina A. Ross, David E. Wendt, Sylvester A. Joan, Stanley J. Rogala
  • Publication number: 20010000568
    Abstract: The invention relates to foam structures with enhanced physical properties which can be used in the areas of packaging, athletics, water sports, and construction. In general, the structures are laminated polymer foams that include a core of a low density foam and one or more skins of relatively high density foam covering the core. The skins provide improved physical properties to the foam structures by improving the flexural strength, resistance to bending, and resulting damage from bending in the laminated foam structure while modestly increasing the weight of the laminated structure, for example. Uses of the foam structures include, but are not limited to, packaging materials, gym mats, body boards, or eaves fillers. The skin can act as a hinge to fold a die cut piece into a collapsible packaging system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2000
    Publication date: May 3, 2001
    Inventors: John D. Bambara, Richard Bambara, Scott C. Smith, Thomas W. Smith
  • Patent number: 6058823
    Abstract: The invention relates to an ultrasound cutting device comprising an ultrasound generator having a given natural frequency, coupled to a cutting tool. The cutting tool is a disk that is driven in rotation, and the ultrasound generator is coupled to a central region of the disk by a coupling means, said central region being disposed on an amplitude antinode of the ultrasound vibration produced by the ultrasound generator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2000
    Assignee: Unir
    Inventor: Henri Michoud
  • Patent number: 5819615
    Abstract: A process for cutting food products, especially brittle food products such as frozen fish. The process involves mounting a cutting blade on an ultrasonic system in a manner such that the blade is vibrated parallel to the out face and the aspect of travel of ultrasound down the blade is approximately 90.degree. to the cutting edge of the blade. The cutting blade has a significantly blunted tip. The cutting is effected, at least in part, by localised heating of the food product. The process permits cutting of brittle food products into portions with minimum wastage. Fracturing is also reduced thus allowing the portion size to be accurately controlled and providing a final portion having smooth surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 1997
    Date of Patent: October 13, 1998
    Assignee: Unilever Patent Holdings B.V.
    Inventors: Christopher P. Dale, Derek E. Haycock, David Haydock, Malcolm J. McBride, Robert I. Sudding
  • Patent number: 5768970
    Abstract: An ultrasonically vibrating and mechanically reciprocating elongate cutting ember provided with individual ultrasonic transducers at opposite ends thereof, the transducers being each connected to amplitude amplifiers and to a common ultrasonic generator connected to controls responsive to the reciprocating movement of the cutting member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 1996
    Date of Patent: June 23, 1998
    Assignee: Dr. Wolf & Partner, Ingenieurbuero fuer Lebensmitteltechnik GmbH.
    Inventors: Karl-Heinz Wolf, Hartmut Grosse, Lothar Gebhardt, Christian Roth, Thomas Schroter, Hans Schroder
  • Patent number: 5735186
    Abstract: Punching-nibbling press, in particular for sheet metal or the like includes at least one punch or stamp mounted coincident with a coaxial die or mold. The punch can be moved in the direction of the die, executing a punching-nibbling stroke towards the die and against a workpiece interposed between the die and the punch, and a stroke of withdrawal from the die and from the workpiece. The punching-nibbling press is provided with vacuum chambers for screening, suppressing or removing noise generated by the press. The vacuum chambers surround the punch and the die. The vacuum chamber which surrounds the punch is in the form of a hood which adapts to the position of the punch during its stroke and always remains active during the latter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 1996
    Date of Patent: April 7, 1998
    Inventor: Giancarlo Piccini
  • Patent number: 5619896
    Abstract: A base of a sawing machine is provided which includes a base portion, and a bench portion disposed on the base portion. A drive device may be disposed on an under side of the of the bench portion, with a saw disk extending through an aperture in the bench portion and drivingly coupled to the drive device. The base portion is made of plastic material and has a board disposed to a side wall thereof. A passage is defined between the side wall and the board for receiving a gauge device therein and the board is formed with a pocket to receive tools therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 1995
    Date of Patent: April 15, 1997
    Inventor: Ruey Z. Chen
  • Patent number: 5524386
    Abstract: A grafting method for uniting a scion to a stock includes forming conical projection on either a lower portion of a scion or an upper portion of a stock, forming a conical recess on either a lower portion of a scion or an upper portion of a stock, and joining the conical projection in the conical recess to unite the scion to the stock. A grafting apparatus includes a holder for holding either a scion or a stock, a die member having a conical hole into which either a scion or a stock is inserted, a cutting blade member arranged and movable along a generatrix of the conical hole, a ultrasonic drive device for moving the cutting blade member upward and downward at a ultrasonic high speed, a rotating drive device for rendering a relative rotation between the holder and the cutting blade member, and an elevating drive device for rendering a relative movement between the holder and the die member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 1995
    Date of Patent: June 11, 1996
    Assignees: Iwatani Sangyo Kabushiki Kaisha, Nouji Kumiai Houjin Mikuni Baio Noujou
    Inventors: Nobuo Honami, Haruhiko Murase, Yoshifumi Nishiura, Tomoaki Taira, Fumio Kobayashi, Yoshio Yasukuri, Hiroshi Takigawa, Osamu Kurokoshi
  • Patent number: 5509256
    Abstract: An apparatus for packaging fibrous material in uniform, high density, self supporting, packages. Fibrous materials, such as alfalfa hay, grasses, etc. in the form of bales or loose material, are received. The material is moved through a cutting device, if needed, to form uniform sized portions, the material is formed into a level stream on a conveyor, measured into selected quantities and compressed to form very dense, self supporting packages. Preferably, the packages are inserted into plastic film enclosures for handling and shipping. This material is much more convenient and economical to ship and store than the much larger equivalent weight of loose, uncompacted material. Preferred mechanisms for stripping bands from bales, cutting and milling the received material to a desired size distribution and for weighing and compressing the material are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 1994
    Date of Patent: April 23, 1996
    Inventor: Ernest F. Groth
  • Patent number: 5479840
    Abstract: A portable machine tool such as a table saw that can be moved from position to position and locked in place for operation is disclosed. The portable machine tool includes a supporting base and at least one pair of spaced wheels depending from the supporting base adjacent one end. The wheels are capable of being locked in a fixed position to prevent movement of the saw or release of the wheels to enable movement of the saw to a desired position. A movable handle for movement between a first and second position provides joint operation of the wheel locking and wheel releasing elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 1994
    Date of Patent: January 2, 1996
    Assignee: Emerson Electric Co.
    Inventors: James E. Hilliard, William A. Lane, John W. Bartlett, John W. LaBallister, Frederick B. Jedlicka
  • Patent number: 5469768
    Abstract: A machining head for a water jet cutting machine as well as an aiming device equipping such head, includes:an interchangeable tip (28) coupled to a feed source (A) of water under pressure,an acceleration nozzle (22) fixed to the casing (2) and connected to the interchangeable tip (28),a cutting pipe (60) receiving a water jet (J) emitted by the nozzle (22), anda pipe carrier (62) maintaining the pipe (60) relative to the casing (2), such head being characterized in that it includes regulating means (120a, 120b, 112, 94a, 94b) which permit regulation of the position of the pipe carrier (62) relative to the casing (2) in order to adjust the orientation of the pipe (60) in a manner coaxial to the jet (J) emitted by the nozzle (22).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 1994
    Date of Patent: November 28, 1995
    Inventor: Charles E. Schumacher
  • Patent number: 5437215
    Abstract: An ultrasonic cutting device includes a transducer, an ultrasonic horn and a cutting blade. The transducer generates ultrasonic vibrations in a direction having a longitudinal axis, and the ultrasonic horn has a nodal point and at least three projections extending, respectively, to vibrating faces equidistantly away from and symmetrically about the nodal point, one of the vibrating faces being connected to the transducer so that, in operation, the ultrasonic horn is vibrated. The cutting blade is connected to one of the vibrating faces of the ultrasonic horn which is not connected to the transducer and is positioned in a plane transverse to the longitudinal axis of vibrations so that, in operation, the blade is vibrated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 1993
    Date of Patent: August 1, 1995
    Assignee: Nestec S.A.
    Inventor: Francis F. Hamilton
  • Patent number: 5413018
    Abstract: A piezo-electric actuator operated press in which piezo-electric actuators are employed as punch driving sources, and, with a workpiece held between an upper and lower die set, the punches are driven by the piezo-electric actuators to punch the workpiece; the punches and the piezo-electric actuators are built in the respective die sets, and the movable one of the die sets is coupled to a die shifting mechanism, so that it is driven to a die opening position or a die closing position, whereby the workpiece can be smoothly fed in and taken out of the press.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 1994
    Date of Patent: May 9, 1995
    Assignee: Fuji Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tatsuya Wada, Syouji Murayama, Kazuhiko Kuroda, Yukiyoshi Satomura, Tadashi Matsuoka, Mitsuharu Nonami, Kozo Matsumoto, Yukinori Kawamura, Norikatsu Matsumoto, Hiroshi Hikita, Hideo Iwata
  • Patent number: 5377569
    Abstract: A signature booklet maker (SBM) finishing apparatus for an image producing device includes a modified fold blade having a plurality of contacting teeth spaced part by a predetermined distance. The contacting teeth further include a predetermined contact surface width and a predetermined thickness. The grind direction of the teeth is specified to reduce inside sheet drag during folding. The spaced teeth are adapted drive the stitched signature set in a folding unit without contacting the stitches, thereby eliminating fold skew and inside sheet marking. Moreover, the fold blade has a predetermined hardness to ensure that the blade is not damaged during folding. The SBM further includes a trim waste elimination device and knife guard to prevent booklet trimmings from migrating throughout the trimmer unit. The knife guard eliminates the safety hazard caused by the blade in the resting position and guides air from an air blower to force booklet trimmings into a waste chute.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 1993
    Date of Patent: January 3, 1995
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Paul N. Richards, Harry A. Hilbert, Gary D. Juda
  • Patent number: 5355755
    Abstract: It is an object of the present invention to provide a circuit board trimming apparatus and method used, in which apparatus and method a wiring pattern on a printed circuit board is trimmed, and to provide a circuit board trimming apparatus and method, in which apparatus and method a wiring pattern is trimmed efficiently while damage to the circuit board is minimized.A force exerted by a cutter against the circuit board is measured when the wiring pattern is cut by pressing an ultrasonic cutter against the wiring pattern on the circuit board and by moving the circuit board and the cutter relative to each other, a shape of the wiring pattern being determined on the basis of the force thus measured and a cutting process being controlled in accordance with the shape of the wiring pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 1993
    Date of Patent: October 18, 1994
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventors: Yuji Sakata, Hidenori Sekiguchi, Fumio Tabata